Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Greg Lohman

Vice President of Planning and Inventory
Nordstrom, Inc.

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Company Description

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 196 stores located in 28 states.  Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 115 full-line stores, 78 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

Job Description

Responsible for the financial and assortment planning of merchandise sold through the Full Line stores, Nordstrom Direct website and catalogs.

Employment History

Nordstrom 2002-Current
• Sr BPA Director for Merchandise Planning
• BPA Director for Women’s Apparel
• Business Integration Manager

Recreational Equipment Inc (REI) 1994 – 2002
• Intl Merchandise Manager
• Planning Administrator
• Planner for Camping Specialty Shop

Britches of Georgetowne  1990-1993
• Various positions in buying and planning

Macy’s, NE    1989-1990
• Dept Manager

US Army Reserve Officer  1990-1999

Education

Seattle University, MBA, Graduated 2002
University of Virginia, BA in Foreign Affairs/Intl Relations, Graduated 1988

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

- Attend group meetings every 4-5 weeks. Students tell me what they want to learn and come prepared with questions for guest speakers
- Resume review and career interest discussions
- Students will learn why a career in retail is exciting and challenging
- Meetings with Nordstrom employees who work in the students area of interest (Merchandising, Marketing, Finance, etc)
- Possible tour of Full Line or Rack store or NQC facility

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

My office in downtown Seattle